Huawei Ascend G300 Hands-on Review
After spending some time with Huawei's latest and greatest in the form of the Huawei Ascend D quad, it is time to take a look at one of the company's latest mid-range offerings. The smartphone that we have on our hands is the Huawei Ascend G300 and is a part of the company's newly introduced Gold series of handsets.
Frankly, there isn't much that can make the Huawei Ascend G300 stand out of the crowd. With a body made entirely out of plastic, It feels like your run-of-the-mill Android handset, plenty of which we have on the market already. It has a thickness of 10.5 millimeters, weight of 140 grams, and feels quite okay in the hand. The display on its front is of 4 inches and has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. That results in a pixel density of 233ppi, which is a decent figure for a mid-range device. Again, the display is nothing spectacular, but gets the job done.
The Huawei Ascend G300 unit that is on display at MWC 2012 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected. Also, Huawei has customized the appearance of the platform with different icons and animations, so we can assume that these will make their way in the updated Android 4.0 software as well. The camera on the smartphone's back is of 5 megapixels and is accompanied by an LED flash. It is nice seeing that the Huawei Ascend G300 comes with dual microphones for clear in-call audio, and we hope that they perform well in real life scenarios.
Overall, since the Huawei Ascend G300 does not offer much in terms hardware or appearance, we hope that it will be one very affordable mid-range device when it launches. The day of its debut, however, is yet to be announced.